Category Archives: Parody Songs

ASK FATHER: Is Advent a penitential season? Also, Advent Blue Vestments… NO! ANNUAL SONG ALERT!

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
In my 14.75 years as a Catholic, I’ve heard that Advent:
1) Is a penitential season
2) Is a semi-penitentials season
3) Is no longer a penitential season but was before Vatican II
4) Never was a penitential season
Can you clarify which … Continue reading

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A reader has fun with a seminarian, a great book, and an “ordination tambourine”

A seminarian sent this…
Hello Father,
I wanted to let you know that one of your readers, upon reading this post, sent me a copy of Pope Emeritus Benedict’s new book on the priesthood. I received it a few days ago – along … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum – NEW SONG!

The celebration continues!  I hope that you have wonderful plans for the evening.
The official Parodohymnodist, Fr. Ferguson, has come through for us again.
He penned one for the very day itself 07/07/07.
He penned one for the 5th Anniversary 07/07/12.
He penned one … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum: oldie tunes revisited

10 years ago, the official Parodohymnodist of this blog, inspired by the issuance of Benedict XVIs Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, penned and sent a celebratory tune.
COMPOSER’S NOTE
I ruminated a bit  … and came to the realization that, while “La Donna e Mobile” … Continue reading

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An Epiphany hymn… differently

From a couple years back… in case you are new around here.
On a lighter note for your Epiphany joy, here is an offering from the official Parodohymnodist, the great Fr. Tim Ferguson.
He provides an introduction:
I was just poking around my … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS! “Cardinal Kasper Will Accompany Me”

It is my pleasure to release at long last the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio!
I had note from Zuhlio, who has been pensive of late:
I’ve been pensive of late. Just ponder about the great contributions that His … Continue reading

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“People, Look East (except the priest)!”

Our Official Parodohymnodist, Fr. Tim Ferguson, has come through with a veritable scitament, a new version of an Advent hymn which most of you will recognize.
To the hymn: People Look East
1. People, look east except the priest,
The reform has now been ceased,
Turn … Continue reading

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RENEW Renewed!

I saw at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter), that RENEW seems to be slithering back!
Many of you don’t remember RENEW. It is a program that was going to save the Church!
Not so much.
Way back in the depths of time … Continue reading

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“I am the very model of a modern ultramontanist” – ZUHLIO RETURNS!

We like Parody Songs around here.  Faithful Catholics have a sense of humor, after all.  Libs, not so much.
Over a First Things I spotted one worthy of passing along.
I AM THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN ULTRAMONTANIST
by Clare Coffey
I am … Continue reading

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#AmorisLaetitia Twitter Bingo! Get your card HERE!

Gosh!  I get an honorable mention!
I am reminded of the hymn written many years ago by the official blog’s Parodohymnodist whose work we have enjoyed and Zuhlio has recorded.  You will recall such hits as “O Come O Come Liturgical Blue”.
Here is just … Continue reading

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Tales from a snow-stuck pilgrim bus: “Here in this place new snow is falling…”

I received an amusing note (and various SMS) from a friend in KC whose daughter is stuck on a bus in the snow after the March for Life.   A priest on the bus said Mass.  Here is a photo… grainy … Continue reading

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Blue Vestments: wherein Fr. Z rants

The use of blue vestments during Advent is pretty much cliché now, so cliché that not even the aging hippies are clinging to it.  Here’s my annual rant about the use of blue vestments in the Roman Rite.
At this point, … Continue reading

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Tambourine player tased, pepper sprayed, during church service

I swear I am not making this up. It’s not from Eye of the Tiber. It’s not from Onion. It’s from KOFR.com in Oklahoma.  (There’s video!)
Tambourine player tased during church service
EDMOND, Okla. — Most churches encourage praise and worship. In … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS! “Fifty Ways To Rig A Synod”

It is my pleasure to release here the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio!
With the disturbing foreknowledge that the organizing office of the Synod of Bishops was going to change the rules and procedures yet … Continue reading

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FR. Z BLOG EXCLUSIVE! The return of…

I wanted to alert the readership that I received a note from, the distinguished artist
ZUHLIO!
Zuhlio is deeply concerned about the upcoming Synod of Bishops. He has decided to come out of retirement – again – with a new hit single.
We should … Continue reading

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